Congratulations to IH Services, Inc.

O’Riordan Bethel congratulates its client IH Services, Inc.! The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has certified IH Services as a Maryland Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) as well as a Maryland Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). IH Services is now an MDOT certified DBE/MBE for Environmental Consulting Services. Baltimore, Md.-Based IH Services, Inc. specializes in the oversight […]

Congratulations to Bear Construction Group, Inc.

Congratulations to Bear Construction Group, Inc., which has been verified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and added to the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) at  Bear Construction Group, Inc. is now eligible to participate in Veterans First Contracting Program opportunities with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is eligible to perform as a […]

Congratulations to Perfect Glassworks, LLC

O’Riordan Bethel issues a heartfelt congratulations to its client Perfect Glassworks, LLC! The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has certified Perfect Glassworks as a Maryland Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) as well as a Maryland Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). Maryland-based Perfect Glassworks, LLC ( offers a variety of glass solutions, including design, fabrication, and installation for residential […]

Executive Partner Pamela Bethel Honored as a Black History Hero

Last week, Executive Partner Pamela Bethel was honored as a Black History Hero as a part of the 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration hosted by Maryland Live! Casino and Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA). Also included in the honorees were Sandra Eberhard, Executive Director, Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO); Eugene Grant, Mayor, Seat […]

On Paris

Nos coeurs et nos prières sont avec les victimes et avec les proches de ceux qui sont tombés à Paris. Nous sommes aux côtés de ceux qui croient en la liberté et la démocratie. Nous condamnons les actes de violences; honte à ceux qui les perpétuent. Nous n’acceptons pas que ces actes atroces puissent tuer […]

Athena Construction Group Awarded Contract by Washington Headquarters Services

The firm would like to congratulate Athena Construction Group for being one of five construction companies being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for design-build or design-bid-build general building construction for various locations by Washington Headquarters Services, which is under the Department of Defense. The five companies will have the opportunity to bid on each individual […]

A New Way of Looking at Small-Business Percentages Under Federal Program

Previously, we wrote about changes in the federal contracting small business set-aside program under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. These changes, which are still being placed in final form by the Small Business Administration, affect the percentage of work under a contract that a small business must perform itself rather than subcontract out. […]

Pamela J. Bethel Inducted to Hall of Fame

O’Riordan Bethel is proud to announce that Executive Partner Pamela J. Bethel was inducted to the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame for her achievements in the field of Government/Law. The ceremony was held in Atlanta on September 26. She joins the ranks of such notable inductees as Thurgood Marshall the first African-American Supreme […]